COMMUNITY groups still have time to enter an awards programme and secure their share of a bumper £75,000 pot.

Yorkshire Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards 2014 seek to reward organisations making a real difference in their local areas, with donations being made to worthy registered charities and not-for-profit organisations.

Funds will be made available to those in the education, employability and environment categories.

There will be an overall winning group in each of the three categories which will secure £10,000 of funding, along with three highly commended groups that will each receive £5,000.

David Thorburn, Chief Executive of Yorkshire Bank, said: “Yorkshire Bank’s Spirit of the Community Awards aim to recognise and support the vital contribution that voluntary and charitable organisations make to their local communities and there’s still time for groups in Worcestershire to enter the awards.

“The standard of entries last year was fantastic and we look forward to continuing our support for local communities again this year.”

The closing date for applications is Monday, March 31 and the winners will be announced during the summer.

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